Literary lovers and history buffs can travel back in time on a visit to Longfellow House, the former home of famed poet Henry W. Longfellow and one-time headquarters to General George Washington.
Visitors can wander the decorated halls of this iconic home and get up close to pictures and stories about the dynamic Longfellow family. From forward-thinking wife, Fanny, to their children—Charley and Alice—travelers can learn about the Longfellow’s impact on women’s education and their early championing for the preservation of New England historical landmarks. Travelers will also find a large collection of fine art, textiles and old-world clothing, as well as documents, letters and sheet music once owned by the family.
The house is located at 105 Brattle Street and the grounds and gardens are open daily from dusk until dawn, year round. Drop-in tours of the house are available Wednesday through Sunday from June through October.